sunday morning almanac. ♪ come on, baby, let's do the twist ♪ >> osgood: january 13, 1962, 51 years ago today. the day hit parade lightning struck twice. for that was the day chubby checkers' version of the twist hit number one again. more than a year after it hit number one the first time back in late 1960. ♪ come on, baby ♪ let's do the twist ♪ >> osgood: though originally recorded by hank ballard in 1959, it was checkers' 1960 cover that got the air play, not to mention exposure on dick clark's american band stand. >> hottest dance sensation in the last four years. a thing called the twist. ladies and gentlemen, here's chubby checkers. ♪ come on, baby, let's do the twist ♪ ♪ round and round and round ♪ >> osgood: to the alarm of many parents, the twist gyrated to the top of the charts.